General Hiring Information

Enrollment Requirements

For a student to receive financial assistance, the minimum semester credit hour enrollment requirements must be met. Students are responsible for meeting the minimum enrollment requirements. Receiving financial assistance to which a student is not entitled, or receiving financial assistance and then dropping to below the required number of semester credit hours, may constitute a violation of University policy and state and/or federal law. As a result, the student worker may be required to repay any financial assistance received.

Undergraduate Students
Full Time Student: 12 semester credit hours
Part Time Student: 6 semester credit hours

Graduate Students
Full Time Student: 9 semester credit hours
Part Time Student: 6 semester credit hours

Job Classifications

Before the job search begins, the student should determine what type of position he/she is eligible for in student employment. All student employment positions will be classified as follows:

Federal/Texas Work Study – to apply for jobs listed as Federal Work Study or Texas Work Study, a student must be awarded this type of funding from the Office of Financial Aid. A student may determine if he/she has been awarded work study funds through PV Place.

Student Hourly – any student who has not been awarded work study funds, may apply for any position listed as Student Hourly.

Graduate Work Study – these types of jobs are limited to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at Prairie View A&M University. Students accepting Graduate Assistant positions are usually required to work for at least 7 hours per day. Graduate Assistant positions may also be classified as Federal Work Study or Texas Work Study.

Job Search

All students are responsible for securing their own employment. Employment positions will be advertised on the Student Employment web page. Job listings will be posted to Workday regularly. Each job listing will contain a detailed job description and the hiring supervisor’s name and phone number, or email address, for contact purposes. Students must contact hiring departments to secure employment and ask questions regarding the position. Students should be prepared to interview with the hiring department. Once a student has found a position of interest, he/she may begin the application process.

Conditions for Employment

All new student employees will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

A&M System Orientation and Trainings

Student employees are required to complete the online State Mandated Trainings within the first 30 days of employment, during their scheduled work hours. All student employees are required to retake the online training courses every two years.

Ms. Renee R. Williams, Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

Ms. Williams can be reached at: P.O. Box 519: Mail Stop 1337; Harrington Science Building, Suite 109; Prairie View, TX 77446-0519, or by calling 936-261-1730